Anyone for a ‘Short Round’ spin-off series?

The character mightn’t appear in ‘Dial of Destiny’ but that doesn’t mean we won’t see him again


A sweeter reunion than a man with a hat? A man reuniting with his Short Round. Again.

Harrison Ford and his (then very) young Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom co-star Ke Huy Quan recently got reacquainted on the press circuit. Tonight, at the Hollywood premiere of the latest film in the long-running series, Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny, Harrison Ford and the Oscar Winning star of Everything Everywhere All at Once had a lovely catch-up again.

Watch it below!

While Quan doesn’t appear in Dial of Destiny – per director James Mangold, his character wasn’t really a fit for this particular story- it’d be odd if someone at Disney or Lucasfilm hasn’t suggested bringing the character back. Maybe even for his own spin-off film series… or TV show on Disney+?

Quan was quizzed by Variety’s Marc Malkin at the shindig tonight, asking if he’d sign on the dotted line if ‘Short Round : The TV series’ came to light. “That is a great question that you need to ask Steven [Spielberg], Kathy [Kennedy], George [Lucas],” Quan answered.

Still… he’s clearly in.

“Are you kidding me? I love Short Round. What a great character…I would like to think he’s following in Indiana Jones’ footsteps.”

In January, the Encino Man actor said he’d love to reprise the role he originated in the 1984 blockbuster.

“I love the character of Short Round,” Quan said on the “Happy Sad Confused” podcast about his Temple character, which marked his first acting role. “He’s funny and courageous and saves Indy’s ass.”

“If Disney or Lucasfilm ever come to me and say, ‘We want to do a Short Round spinoff,’ I’m there man!” Quan continued. “I love that character so much and it would just be incredible to revisit so many years later.”

The 51-year-old actor adds, “I wouldn’t be surprised if [Short Round] was an archeologist.”

With Quan now back in the Disney fold as a result of his work on the upcoming second season of ”Loki”, it’s likely if a ‘Short Round’ series does come to light, we might hear about it sooner rather than later while he’s still on Walt’s payroll.

Meantime, reviews out of Hollywood premiere for the film – largely from local critics and fans lucky enough to nab a ticket – are a lot more favourable than those that came out of the premiere at Cannes a few days back.

Here’s what some of the critics from tonight’s L.A opener said about the film – and beware, a few don’t mince words.

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